Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition

Seedcorn 2016 Photos of the Seedcorn Awards are available on request by emailing Shelley Moore

The formula for investor readiness

The InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition offers a share of €280,000 cash prize fund but is much more than just a cash competition. Seedcorn is primarily a way to help companies make their business investor ready and improve their chances of securing venture funding.


Seedcorn Overall Winners announced!

We are pleased to announce that Dublin based Valitacell have been named Overall Seedcorn winner 2016 taking home a cash prize of €100,000. The other main winner on the night was Dundalk based Gecko Governance who won the Best Early Stage Company Category award and a cash prize of €50,000. We would also like to congratulate all our Regional Winners and Special Award Winner. Thank you to all those companies who entered this year's competition.

Find out more about the Winners

Find out more information about the competition and how it works.

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Find out more about Valitacell, Overall Seedcorn 2016 Winner

Find out more about Gecko Governance, winner of Best New Start Company


Seedcorn 2016 Winners

Munster New Start Kollect on Demand, Waterford View press release
Munster Early Stage Skellig Surgical, Cork View press release
Overall New Start winner Gecko Governance, Dundalk View press release
Connacht & Leinster Early Stage Ovvo, Dundalk View press release
Dublin New Start Nasal Medical, Dublin View press release
Overall Seedcorn Winner Valitacell, Dublin View press release
NI New Start Yedup, Belfast View press release
NI Early Stage Liopa, Belfast View press release